Whangarei Boys High School

Whangarei Boys High School

Kaupapa Maori

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngāhere.
Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao.
The bird that partakes of the miro tree owns the forest.
The bird that partakes on knowledge owns the world.

Kia ora koutou nga whanau, nga kaitiaki o tātou taitamatane. Anei ra he whārangi mo nga whanau kia mohio ai nga mahi o te kura e pa ana kia ngai tātou te iwi Māori. Ko te manaakitanga me te rapu matauranga te mea nui mo o tātou tamariki. Wepua! Karawhiua!

Whangarei Boys High encourages whanau support and input into their son’s education. This Kaupapa Māori page shows you what we are doing in the school to make learning and participation an enjoyable and rewarding experience for your son.

Government initiatives such as ‘He Kakano’ and ‘Ka Hikitia’ focus on Māori achievement through short and long term goal setting. Research continues to show that Māori boys are over represented at the deficit end of the achievement scale. It goes without saying that whanau participation into their schooling is key to academic and personal success for the boys.

Our 2011/2012 NCEA results for Māori showed vast improvements and credit should go to the Māori and Pacifica academic counsellors, students and WBHS staff. It is paramount that we continue to build on this success in 2013.

Māori Performing Arts is a relatively new senior subject that covers mau rakau and traditional Māori performance. Its success has seen a waiting list to get in and has been central to us performing well at the NZ National Kapahaka competitions.

Our Māori and Pacifica University academic guidance programme continues to support boys to achieve and work towards goals. Whanau conferencing and academic conferencing are bold steps made by the school to improve relationships with our whole school community. This model of parent interviews has increased Maori whanau participation tenfold at WBHS; a statistic of which we are proud of and will continue to build on.

The interwhanau haka competition looks to be a huge success once again in 2013. This is one of the few items that our whole school can perform as one. It has also strengthened the character of the school.

If you have any questions please contact Allister Gilbert on 4304170 ext 721 or email a.gilbert@wbhs.school.nz

Click on other links to see what school wide Māori activities are happening on campus.